The Golden Street of New Jerusalem is the Divine Nature

Revelation 22:1 tells us that the river of water of life flows in the middle of the street of New Jerusalem. Revelation 21:21b tells us that the street of the city was pure gold. This street of gold is the divine nature as the pathway of our entire Christian life.

Second Peter 1:4 says, “He has granted to us precious and exceedingly great promises that through these you might become partakers of the divine nature…” Through the precious and exceedingly great promises contained in the Bible we can partake of the divine nature and thereby walk on the golden street. There are many specific promises in the Bible. Further, in Romans 1:1-2 the whole gospel is a promise. In the broadest sense the whole Bible is a promise; “all Scripture is God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16) and man lives on “every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

Therefore, when we combine Bible reading with prayer, thanksgiving, and praising to breathe in what God has breathed out and to take the word as our spiritual bread, we are partaking of the divine nature. In the same way, when we combine our remembering of and musing on the Bible with prayer, thanksgiving, and praising, we are partaking. This partaking of the divine nature is our walking on the golden street. This walking enables us to drink the Spirit, who is the river of water of life. Such walking and drinking are for today and will be much fuller in New Jerusalem.

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